SETTING UP YOUR ELITE GYMNASTICS PROGRAM

Committing to the FIG Elite world of gymnastics is something that requires great consideration. John offers some sound advise to gymnastics coaches everywhere that feel they may want to pursue the sport at it’s highest level of perfection.

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A Video Interview Series by Gymnastike at Twistars USA

Pre-American Cup Workout Wednesday “Thanks to Gymnastike for their outstanding coverage of the Twistars USA Competitive Program!” John Geddert on the Workout %CODE1% Pre-American Cup Workout Wednesday with Jordyn Wieber and Twistars USA %CODE2% Jordyn Wieber before her Senior Debut %CODE3% Jordyn Wieber Floor Routine %CODE4% Kamerin Moore Is Back %CODE5% Kamerin Moore on Training…

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Competitive Anxiety

I must apologize for the absence of blog material over the past month. It seems that I have discovered that a 24 hour day is not capable of fitting 30 hours worth of work. I still try however. Preparing for several major competitions (Chicago Style, WOGA Classic and now American Cup, Nastia Cup, and a…

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Gymnastics Coaches- Injury Reduction (no such thing as prevention)

Dealing with the inevitable injury bug in gymnastics is simply part of the game. Coaches that put great emphasis on the various areas that can limit the exposure to injury will find the time and effort well placed. This blog topic relates some ideas to consider in the daily course of training.

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GYMNASTICS COACHING- Motivating Athletes

Motivating athletes may be the single largest contributor to overall success of a program. Many coaches possess the technical knowledge needed BUT getting their message across with a method that is inspiring is something that often is overlooked.

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Gymnastics Organization- Grouping Athletes

Organizing your competitive groups within your gymnastics clubs often times creates related issues. There are many things to consider when grouping your athletes such as scheduling conflicts, siblings, economic issues, staff availability and more.

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Gymnastics Coaching- Newsletter Communication

A monthly Gymnastics Newsletter can serve as a great communication tactic so as to deliver sports specific messages from your coaching staff. It can also help with reinforcing training ideas, philosophies, polices, and procedures to the masses. Check out the Twistars USA monthly newsletter as an idea resource.

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GYMNASTICS COACHES – Coaching Compulsory Vault

This in the “PART 2” I promised in a previous blog. Part 3 will cover the Round Off Entry style optional level vault. As I mentioned earlier vaulting can be the toughest of all events to coach. First of all, due to the extreme amount of athletic ability that the event requires in order to…

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GYMNASTICS COACHES- VAULT QUESTIONS ASKED AND ANSWERED

Gymnastics Coaches will find that advanced Vault is one of the more difficult events to coach. Studying the details and breaking down the phases of the vault will assist gymnastics coaches with becoming proficient in coaching Vault.

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GYMNASTICS COACHES- Dealing with Parents

Many gymnastics coaches struggle with the ability to deal with and effectively develop a working relationships with gymnastics parents. Through a trial and error system John Geddert has found that a COACH-PARENT-ATHLETE appreciation triangle is the best way to establish trusting relationships that in turn foster loyalty and support from the gymnastics parents.

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